Originally Posted by texasdave
Don't hold your breath waiting for Robinson to be productive. Unless you think you look good in blue.
I think our definition of productive is different too. You're thinking in terms if putting up huge numbers. I'm thinking of in terms of what can this player do to make the team more productive as a whole. I'd be delusional to think Robinson had the talent of Stubbs or could put up a Stubbs 2010 season. But I think I'd be correct in saying he could help this team be productive in the two spot right now. There is a Grand Canyon sized hole between choo and votto. No one is consistently hitting between them or even getting them over. The spot in the lineup is causing the lineup to be less productive. Stick Robinson there. He won't be swinging for the fences like heisey or trying to yank e wry thing like cozart. Hell be trying to get choo over and using his speed to get on or pressure the defense. He'd build a bridge between choo and votto in the lineup that's now vacant. He could get choo over for votto to drive in, if not get on with his speed too. And if he gets out and they walk votto, it'll give Phillips more RBI chances. By doing those things he could make this offense more productive than it currently is at least for the short term. Do I think he'll be a long term fixture or ever put up huge numbers? Probably not. Could I see him being a productive addition to the lineup in the short term. Yes.